09 Sep '11, 3pm

Jacket Collects And Cleans Rainwater, Stores It In Your Pockets

Jacket Collects And Cleans Rainwater, Stores It In Your Pockets

We all remember that at least once as a kid, we lifted our heads up to the rainclouds, opened our mouths, and tried to drink the rain as it fell. What if instead of this age-old method, you sucked rain out of your pockets? A design for a raincoat that captures and purifies rainwater could make it that easy for you to get a drink while walking in a downpour. Gajitz writes , "The Raincatch rain coat was designed by Hyeona Yang and Joshua Noble to provide clean drinking water to people without enough sense to come in from the rain." Rainwater is collected through the collar. It then trickles down the back of the coat where it is filtered through charcoal and "purified using a chemical process." The coat has a series of pockets that store the drinkable water, and a series of straws coming from those pockets so that you can sip when thirsty. We aren't sure how you'd have enough...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/jacket-collects-a...

Tweets

RainSaucers Make Rainwater Harvesting More Accessible

RainSaucers Make Rainwater Harvesting More Acce...

triplepundit.com 09 Sep '11, 12pm

Several RainSaucers have been installed in areas like California and are helping small-scale farmers. The system can be de...